“In meditation we are constantly discovering who and what we are.”  – Chögyam Trungpa

For over 40 years, the Shambhala Meditation Center has offered New Yorkers the opportunity to work with their minds and hearts through meditation. Our mission is to inspire an awake and compassionate society through personal and collective transformation. 

We offer public meditation classes, mindfulness training workshops, and a wide range of teachings from the Shambhala Buddhist tradition. Come and sit with us.

Featured Programs

Learn to Live Mindfully: Conquer Self-Doubt

with Shastri Elizabeth Reid

June 2nd

By transforming our relationship to fear and anxiety we can learn to uncover our brilliant, natural self-confidence. Continue »

Contentment in Everyday Life

with Rick Redondo

June 9th—July 7th

By letting go of the struggle to be "better," we can make space for our natural abilities to flourish. In this class, we'll explore the true value of self-worth and how it can make for a more enjoyable life. Continue »

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course

with Paulette Graf

June 15th—August 10th

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction helps you to take charge of your life and learn how to consciously and systemically work with stress, pain, illness, and daily demands. Continue »

Shambhala Training Weekend I: Feel Human Again

with Shastri Ethan Nichtern

July 15th—July 17th

This urban retreat will introduce and deepen instruction on basic mindfulness meditation practice, and help new and experienced meditators alike incorporate practice into their daily lives. Continue »

Mindful Summer Camp (July Session)

with Alison Pepper

July 18th—July 22nd

Campers ages 8-12 explore their senses and imagination through art, meditation, food, and play. Continue »

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